The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Bewitchin' Pool 

Two children escape their bickering parents through a portal in the bottom of their swimming pool to a magical land watched over by a kindly old woman the children call Aunt T.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sport Sharewood
Gloria Sharewood
Tod Andrews ...
Gil Sharewood
Jeb Sharewood (as Tim Stafford)
Kim Hector ...
Georgia Simmons ...
Aunt T.


Told by their parents that they are getting a divorce, Sport and Jeb Sharewood now have to decide who they are going to live with. They decide they would rather live with Aunt T, the woman they've met by traveling through a portal at the bottom of their swimming pool. At the other end is an idyllic world where children play and there are few adults. Aunt T is a kindly old woman but Sport is far more reluctant than Jeb to accept her invitation to stay with them. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

19 June 1964 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Due to extensive back lot noise, the actors were required to dub their lines for the scenes that take place outdoors. But Mary Badham had already flown back to her home in Alabama, so voice actress June Foray was brought in to do her lines in the outdoors scenes. This is very noticeable in the episode as Badham's voice in the indoors scenes and Foray's in the outdoors scenes are nothing alike. See more »


In the second scene with Aunt T, Jeb silently mouths Sport's lines as she recites them. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: A brief epilogue for concerned parents. Of course, there isn't any such place as the gingerbread house of Aunt T, and we grownups know there's no door at the bottom of a swimming pool that leads to a secret place. But who can say how real the fantasy world of lonely children can become? For Jeb and Sport Sharewood, the need for love turned fantasy into reality; they found a secret place - in the Twilight Zone.
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Those Doggone Parents
16 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this is just a mediocre effort. Many years ago there was a cartoon called "Dreamland." In it a pair of little waifs who went to bed hungry each night dreamed they were in a place where candy grew out of the ground, they were clothed nicely, and all their troubles went away. Ultimately, they woke up to the poverty which was their lives. Eventually, they come to know some happiness. The parents in this episode are so awful. They are spoiled and edgy and have no respect for their children. So while swimming in the enormous pool, the kids find themselves in a kind of "Huckleberry Finn" world with Auntie T making them cake and teaching them traditional crafts. The lesson here is so ham-handed that it loses any subtlety. When one had about twenty-five minutes to tell a story, those subtleties were often ejected. Here, however, there is no chance for reconciliation or redemption. It lacks even a little complexity or irony. Maybe even Auntie T's new book that she bought from some aliens, "How to Serve Man." Most of the family shows of the time were so syrupy that another dose didn't contribute much.

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